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Hi y'all,

I stumbled upon a 1978 cx500 (according to the seller's description).

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In fact, I'm not even sure his own description is accurate. Looks like somebody who wants to get rid of an old bike laying around.

(Quick translation here: MUST SELL FAST!!! Model: Honda cx500, Price is negotiable. For those who are interested: Keys are lost, no paper. Then some generic wikipedia-ish mumbo jumbo)

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From my POV, the bike looks a little like a cx500 custom, but those weren't in production in 1978 if i'm not wrong. (Maybe a 1979?) Can't identify that tank with a silver lining either. Still has the cx500 custom kind of shape. Bars look from a Custom, too. The pictures I found of the 1978 cx500 obviously look nothing like this bike.

Seeking your help for maybe more info, based on your knowledge and/or experience. Already PM'd the owner, just waiting for them to answer.

Bike looks in a pretty bad shape. But I've been looking for a spare-part-bike for a while now, and this one is crazy cheap.
There are not much cx500 near me, so parts are hard to find locally.
IF this is actually a 1978 cx500, is there a significant amount of parts I could use on my 1982 cx500 custom? Is there such a list on the Internet?

I know all the electronics are to forget.
What about the rad/water-cooling system, main engine, carbs, seat, luggage rack, comstars... everything else!

Thanks
 

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The bike will be a 79 onwards. You are correct that there was no 500C in 78.

The chrome trim on the tank is likely car door edging. I've seen it used this way a number of times.

Many parts will interchange but your 82 has a different ignition system.

All the parts on your list will interchange - with the ignition caveat - but this too has workarounds.
 

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Is that the 81 front end. Also that Mac 2 into 1 exhaust doesn't look bad. I think I paid something around $300 USD for mine.
 
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